Brentwood, Thorndon Hall 1903

Memories of Brentwood


Amazing to see the photo of the Lion and Lamb, I worked there as a cocktail barmaid in 1962 or 1963, the manager was Harvey Storch. I have a lot of fond memories from my time there and to see it has hardly changed is remarkable, and it was the place I met my daughter's father, we never got married but he was the (...Read full memory)

I remember during the 2nd world war years I used to go swimming at Brentwood. The steps in this photo leading to the pool is where I saved a young boy from drowning. In those days the young boys who could not swim had a habit of jumping in the deep end just by the steps - when they reached the surface (...Read full memory)

I used to live near this lovely pub which had a gorgeous garden. I was only a little girl when I used to come here with my Grandad and he had his whisky while I had my orangeade and a packet of Smith's crisps with the little blue salt bag inside where we sat in the garden. There was a pond in the garden, I used to watch (...Read full memory)

The picture above is of the Ongar Road, at the area by the Robin Hood Pub. I used to go to school with the daughter of the owner of the hardware shop, that is the first shop on the right. The area looks very much the same today.

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